CPR and First Aid Blended Learning
American Heart Association CPR First Aid Certification (Blended Learning – Online CPR First Aid + In-Person Skills Session)
The Blended Learning Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED class is a hybrid learning course that consists of an online CPR First Aid class followed by an in-person CPR First Aid Skills Session with an AHA instructor. The Skills Session is a hands-on test and demonstration of the skills the student learned during the online class. It is appropriate for both initial CPR First Aid certification and CPR First Aid renewal.
Students receive an American Heart Association “Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED” certification that is valid for two years. The AHA Blended Learning CPR and First Aid course meets OSHA requirements for CPR First Aid training and certification. You can learn more about the benefits of Blended Learning here.
The online CPR First Aid class covers training in CPR, AED (automated external defibrillator) use, choking treatment, and first aid for adults, children, and infants. The following topics are covered:
- CPR and AED use
- First aid basics
- Medical emergencies
- Injury emergencies
- Environmental emergencies
- Preventing illness and injury
- Opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies
During the CPR First Aid Skills Session, participants will have an opportunity to review the cardiac arrest algorithm and first aid skills, as well as practice CPR and using an AED. Then participants will be tested on CPR and first aid scenarios.
We also offer the in-person, instructor-led American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED version of this class. You may enroll to take the course in our classroom, or we can provide a private individual or private group CPR and First Aid class at your home or business.
There is no minimum age requirement for this class. In fact, the AHA states, “The ability to perform CPR is based more on body strength than age. Studies have shown that children as young as nine years old can learn and retain CPR skills.” This 2009 study published in the Critical Care journal concludes, “Students as young as 9 years are able to successfully and effectively learn basic life support skills including AED deployment, correct recovery position and emergency calling.”
This class is intended for non-medical personnel who require CPR, AED, and first aid certification for job, regulatory, or other requirements (e.g., teachers, babysitters, nannies, lifeguards, and those who work in schools, gyms, construction, electrical trades, vineyards, wineries, laboratories, manufacturing facilities, social work, community centers, recreational centers, etc.). This class is also appropriate for laypersons who desire CPR and first aid training, including children, young adults, and families.
This class is NOT intended for childcare providers working in a California licensed childcare facility. If you work in a CA licensed childcare facility, please enroll in our Pediatric CPR and First Aid class.
This class is NOT intended for healthcare providers or medical professionals. If you are a healthcare provider or training to be one, please enroll in our Basic Life Support (BLS) certification class.